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Welcome, 6 th, 7 th and 8 th Graders – ST. IGNATIUS DECATHLETES! Academic Decathlon
What is the Academic Decathlon? • The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition for students in grades 6 -8. • There are TEN events. • Logic Quiz – Group Participation (10 students); maximum points earned – 8, 000 points • Super Quiz – Group Participation (10 students) ; 50 multiple choice questions on FIVE subjects: Religion; Literature; Fine Arts/Music; Science; and Social Studies; maximum points – 8, 000 points • Individual Categories – EIGHT Subjects: Roman Catholic doctrine; English; Literature; Science; Mathematics; Current Events; Social Studies; and Fine Arts (Art and Music); Maximum Points per Subject = 1, 000 points; 8, 000 points Total
Who Can Join the Team? • Junior High Students (6 th, 7 th and 8 th graders) are eligible to join the Team! • What QUALIFICATIONS should you POSSESS? • Must LOVE to LEARN! • Must be DEDICATED • Must be a TEAM PLAYER • Must be able to WORK COLLABORATIVELY with your Study Partner and the Group • Must be ORGANIZED AND ABLE TO MANAGE YOUR TIME EFFICIENTLY • Must DO WELL UNDER PRESSURE! • Must have EXCELLENT STUDY SKILLS
How Do I Join the Team? • Complete Information Packet: • A parent/student contract must be completed and submitted • A logic packet to be completed and submitted • Attend at least 70% of scheduled logic meetings • All students who meet qualifications will be permitted to join the Team: • 10 Student Competitors • remaining students – Alternates/Study Partners
How Much Commitment is it? There is a lot of commitment with regards to studying & time. • lunchtime meetings • afternoon meetings after school (most likely on Tuesdays and/or Fridays) • off campus meetings (probably on Saturdays) • please visit www. acadecatigers. com to view scheduled meetings and additional study materials
Parent Commitment • Picking up your decathlete after the afternoon study sessions (around 4: 30 pm) • Driving your decathlete to off-campus study sessions (most likely at Mrs. Arostegui’s home near Jesuit High School on Saturdays) • Participate in proctoring at the actual competition for Logic and Super Quiz • Support decathletes by providing snacks for afterschool study sessions • Support you decathlete by assuring that enough time is spent studying for their subjects and that they complete their logic packets. • When possible, assist your decathlete in learning their specific materials.
Academic Decathlon March 3, 2012 Order of Events • Event is held at Christian Brothers High School - 1 st Saturday in March, 03/02/2013; from 8 am to 4 pm • Registration • Logic Test • Individual Tests • Lunch • Super Quiz • Mass for students, parents, coaches • Awards Ceremony
WHY BE A DECATHLETE? • Because it is a PRESTIGIOUS HONOR to be a part of an ELITE Group of Outstanding Students! • Because YOU will have a chance to represent SI in the academic arena! • Because it is a GREAT addition to your RESUME! • Because YOU will LEARN a lot more than your regular curriculum! (Great preparation for SATs) • Because YOU will develop lasting friendships with your Teammates! (and the parents, too!) • Because YOU will have TONS OF FUN!!!
S. I. ‘ 11 -’ 12 DECATHLON TEAM